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Updated October 11, 2018

China Lights: Panda-Mania, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Oct. 21 (closed Mondays), Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. 45 new lantern displays, live performances, cultural displays, food, beverages and more. Tickets: $20, $12 for 60 and older and 5 to 17, free for younger than 5; $30 for VIP; $50 for season pass.

Wisconsin Feargrounds, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct. 27, plus 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Three haunted houses and a new escape room.

Fall Floral Show: Where the Coleuses Grow, through Nov. 4, The Domes at Mitchell Park, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. More than 30 varieties of coleus camouflage whimsical sculptures of forest animals. Grasses and vines as well as chrysanthemums will complement this seasonal show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission ranges from $5 to $8. Milwaukee County residents, students of all ages, and people with disabilities receive discounted admission; free admission for children 5 and younger and from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays for Milwaukee County residents with proof of residency, excluding major holidays.  Special events planned during the exhibit. For details, call The Domes at 414-257-5611 or visit

West Bend Fall Fest, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, downtown West Bend. Dress in Halloween costume. New this year: pumpkin bowling.

Astronomy Night star gazing event, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, UWM at Waukesha, 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha. Park in Lot 1. Instructors will help everyone observe the night sky with telescopes. Indoor presentation in case of inclement weather.

Live pro wrestling, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tanner Paull Hall, 6922 W Orchard St., West Allis. Tickets $15 and $20.

NARI Fall Home and Remodeling Show, noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, West Allis State Fair Park Expo Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Av.e, West Allis. More than 100 exhibitors. $10, $8 for senior, free for younger than 18 and military. or call 414-771-4071.

Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg, Grafton, Port Washington, Saukville and Newburg. Free self-guided tour of art studios in Ozaukee and Washington counties. Forty-five of southeastern Wisconsin’s finest artists and spaces in which they work. Watch demos, ask questions. For a list of artists and to download a map, visit

Our Lady of Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair, Friday through Sunday, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 3722 S. 58th St., Milwaukee. Food, beer garden and entertainment. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: Fish Fry with Vern and The Originals from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday: artisan shopping with torte contest at 11 a.m., Fox and Branch performing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., a 5 p.m. polka Mass, and The Squeezettes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday: shopping with 10:30 a.m. polka Mass and noon to 12:45 p.m. Kohl’s Wild Theater.

Historical Bottle and Advertising Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Free verbal appraisal for tabletop antiques; contact Steve at $5.

15th annual Fall “Collecto” and Hobby Swap Meet, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, American Legion Post, 6351 W. Grange Ave., Greendale. Model Engine Collector Association annual show with model engines and parts, cars, boats, planes, kits, and more. Free appraisals. $5 admission.

Fire Department Open House, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Waukesha Fire Station No. 3, 2400 Les Paul Parkway. Waukesha. Tour the fire station, view the fire trucks and meet firefighters.

“All That Scrap!” 2018 quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oak Creek Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek. $6 admission.

KK River Cleanup, 11 a.m. Saturday, Pulaski Park, 2677 S. 16th St., Milwaukee. Potluck-style celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cleanup supplies provided. Milwaukee Public Museum activities. Family-friendly event. For more information, call Stephanie at 414-897-5596 or email

Lynden’s Garden Series: Fall Herb Walk with Kyle Denton, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River Hills. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers; includes all materials. 414-446-8794,

15th annual Fall Harvest Fest, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Immaculate Conception Parish, 1023 E. Russell Ave., Milwaukee. $10 fried chicken dinner catered by Gold Rush. Takeouts, desserts, wine, beer or soda also available. The Daley Debutantes perform at 4 p.m. and Prime Time from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Raffles and children’s games throughout the event; large raffle drawing at 9 p.m. with a top prize of $1,000.

Wauk-tober Wine and Beer Walk, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Waukesha. Participants receive wine glass or pint glass and a passport book that includes a map of the wine and beer stops as well as coupons. Receive a sample of wine or beer with a snack.  Buy tickets at Tickets $10 for designated driver, $30, and two for $50.

Blessings in a Backpack -Bridge the Gap Gala, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs), 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee. Fundraiser to help feed children.

15th annual craft beer and wine tasting festival, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Muskego Public Library, S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. More than 80 craft beers and international wines, music, and food from local restaurants as well as a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Admission is $35 with all food and drinks included.  For more information, call 262-971-2100.

Pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oconomowoc Area Senior Center, 210 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Everyone invited. Jeane Leitl at 262-567-3192.

Brunch on the Bluff, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee. Food trucks, craft beer tent and live music. Lawn games, children’s activities, dog-friendly.

Waukesha County Veteran Resource Fair, noon to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Resources range from information on federal and state benefits, local contacts, VA health care enrollment help, employment and legal assistance, and more. Free for veterans and their families. 262-548-7732 for more information.



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